NorthEast students' Math performance alarms officials
[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 February 2003, 18:11 GMT]
More than sixty percent of students who sit for the G.C.E.ordinary level (O.L) examination from the northeast province fail in mathematics. This is due to
severe shortage of Mathematics teachers, non-availability of necessary
resources and delay in supplying required textbooks in time, said the North East Provincial Education Ministry
Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam addressing five -day workshop in Trincomalee
The workshop was organized by the Provincial Department of Education and
attended by zonal education officials related to maths education in the northeast province, sources said.
Provincial Director of Education Mr.S.Mahalingam presided.
The main aim of the workshop was to provide details of the mathematics development
programme formulated by the Provincial Department of Education to be
implemented in the province, sources said.
"Future of several students is adversely impacted when they fail to obtain a
credit or an ordinary pass in the GCE Ordinary level examination to pursue
their higher education. This trend should not be allowed any more," said
Mr.S.Mahalingam said that in some rural schools in the northeast province not a single student has obtained a pass
in Mathematics at the GCE ordinary level examination
NEPC Provincial Education Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam addressing the
workshop on the proposed mathematics teaching development programme held at
Kuralamutham building Saturday. Second from left is Provincial Director of